Labor and EmploymentA company’s greatest asset? Its people. At Ingram, we work to protect and leverage that asset to ensure that companies are culturally strong and competitive.
On behalf of a wide range of clients – emerging and established as well we privately-held, public and not-for-profit – we develop workplace strategies and practices that maximize employee potential, meet employers’ expectations and comply with the myriad of laws and regulations that govern the employment and human resources arena. Our attorneys, combining decades of experience as business executives and veteran trial lawyers, provide counsel that extends over the full life cycle of business. By way of example, we often work with early-stage and established businesses and international companies looking to operate or expand their presence in the United States. These engagements can include establishing protocols, handbooks, contracts and benefits that will meet an organization’s evolving needs. As risk managers, we routinely advise companies on interviewing, hiring and termination issues, wage and hour exempt status and independent contractor audits.
Employment disputes are serious and expensive. The collateral costs are real; these issues can disrupt business operations and significantly damage a company’s culture and reputation. As a result, we work hard, and proactively, to mitigate issues efficiently and cost-effectively so that our clients can get back to business. When efforts to avoid litigation fail, we are tenacious advocates of our clients’ interests. Our highly experienced litigators represent clients in state and federal courts and before administrative, arbitral and mediation settings in cases relating to claims for discrimination and harassment, hostile work environments, wrongful termination and retaliation, and enforcement of restrictive covenant/unfair competition provisions.